Bids have been submitted for the preliminary feasibility study for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Casablanca. Companies sent in their documents on 19 September.

The bus network is being developed by Casablanca’s public transport authority, Casa Transports, to tackle the growing congestion in the Moroccan city. The bus network will further strengthen the city’s developing public transport sector.

The city is building an elevated metro system in the coming years, with French firm Systra winning the contract for the preliminary design work in mid-August.

Last December, the city also opened its first tram line. The tram has proved popular and has transported a daily average of 60,000 passengers within the first seven months of operation.

However, its capacity is limited to 250,000 passengers a day, which is far lower than the capacity promised by the elevated metro.